Tab Wilson Perry (born January 20, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Tab Perry
No. 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1982-01-20) January 20, 1982 (age 38)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Milpitas (CA)
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:109
Receiving touchdowns:1
Rushing yards:22
Rushing touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Perry has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Early yearsEdit

Perry played wide receiver and safety at Milpitas High School wearing the jersey number 3.

College careerEdit

During his first three seasons at UCLA, played wide receiver and wore the jersey number 1 (because number 3 was already taken). He worked hard over the summer, attending classes at three small schools in between his junior and senior year, to remain eligible to play football at UCLA. Once it was vacated, he wore the number 3 for his senior year.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Perry was expected to go somewhere around the third to fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, but fell to the Bengals in the sixth round. Most teams saw him primarily as a kick returner, because that was his specialty at UCLA (where he set numerous records). He wore the number 12 during preseason for the Bengals and during a short minicamp due to the late graduation date of UCLA.

Perry was used primarily as a kick returner for his first year with the Bengals. He earned special teams player of the week in a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers due in part to a long kick return that set up the game clinching touchdown. Wears the number 88 for the Bengals and is listed from as high as the third down to the fifth receiver for Cincinnati.

Perry finished the 2005 season with a franchise record 1,562 kickoff return yards, and 2 touchdowns on offense, assisting the team to an 11-5 record and their first playoff appearance in over a decade. Perry was also the starting returner for the Bengals in 2006, but he suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the year.

Miami DolphinsEdit

On March 15, 2008, Perry signed a one-year deal worth just under $1 million with the Miami Dolphins. On May 24, he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon. He was waived/injured by the Dolphins four days later and subsequently placed on injured reserve.

Las Vegas LocomotivesEdit

Perry was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League on August 31, 2009.

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